South Whidbey’s Jordan Wu slaps a handhand in his third doubles win at Coupeville Wednesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

South Whidbey’s Jordan Wu slaps a handhand in his third doubles win at Coupeville Wednesday. (Photo by John Fisken)

South Whidbey races by rivals in opener / Tennis

It was a two-for-one win for the South Whidbey High School tennis team as the Falcons stopped host Coupeville 4-1 Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Not only did South Whidbey start the season by defeating its rivals, it also collected a conference win in the process.

“Good first-match win for us,” coach Karyle Kramer said.

Levi Buck “looked solid” in capturing first singles 6-1, 6-4, Kramer said.

Ranger Buck and Max Rodriguez rallied for a 3-6, 6-4, 10-6 win in first doubles.

“I was impressed with Ranger and Max, two sophomores coming back from a set down to win in the third,” Kramer said. “They kept their poise incredibly well.”

Emmett Layman and Jordan Wu played in their first varsity match and “handled it well,” Kramer said, as the Falcon pair won in third doubles 6-2, 6-2.

South Whidbey won the second singles match by forfeit, and Ian Maddux and Ben Roughsedge fell in second doubles 6-4, 6-3.

South Whidbey plays its home opener at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, against Bush.

Emmett Layman goes on the attack for the Falcons.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Emmett Layman goes on the attack for the Falcons. (Photo by John Fisken)

Levi Buck returns a shot on the way to winning the first singles match.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Levi Buck returns a shot on the way to winning the first singles match. (Photo by John Fisken)

Ranger Buck hits a forehand while winning first doubles.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Ranger Buck hits a forehand while winning first doubles. (Photo by John Fisken)

Max Rodriguez drives the ball in first singles action.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Max Rodriguez drives the ball in first singles action. (Photo by John Fisken)

Ben Roughsedge fires a serve in second doubles.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Ben Roughsedge fires a serve in second doubles. (Photo by John Fisken)